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Poster: AshesRising Date: May 4, 2008 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

Hello: What are your favorite two or three pieces of artwork associated with the "Grateful Dead" (or the extended family ..Hunter's albums, etc.) It could be an album cover, poster, something engraved on Jerry's guitar, etc. ...any of the "visual" material. And/Or, what is your least favorite?

Not that it matters to anybody, but:

1.) I really like the back of the "Terrapin Station" LP -- the "cyclops" with the feather -- I can't describe why I like it except to say that it speaks to me on a non-verbal level ...like the music itself.

2.) The "Blues for Allah" cover is simply perfect.

3.) The cover of Hunter's "Tales of the Great Rum Runners" is priceless.

Least favorite: those damn cartoon dancing bear things --- where did they come from(?)

Thank You, in advance, to anyone who cares to share their thoughts,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: May 5, 2008 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

Just to add a couple more to the mix:
Phillip Garris's Kingfish album cover
Richard Biffle's The Strange Remain album cover
and this cover of Mickey Hart's 'Music To Be Born By' just cos I like the idea.
music to be born by
Visit here for more: http://www.dead.net/archives/artwork

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2008 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

Whoaaa...I'll say. Cool artwork for sure.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2008 4:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

1) Ice Cream Cone Kid (pathetic, I know...but symbolic).

2) Skull & Roses

3) Smokestack Lightning

Those are not defensible in an artistic sense, per se, but for personal reasons alone those are them...

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 4, 2008 4:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

This is a difficult one, considering the GD always had superior artwork on their albums/posters. My favorite stuff is the interlocking geometrical color motifs you see on the back cover of "Live/Dead" and both the front and back covers of "Bear's Choice" (although the rainbow dancin' bears are there too).

Other than that, and the ones already mentioned, i also really like the front of "Live/Dead" with the lady rising from the coffin, and the back of "Mars Hotel" with the individual portraits...and Donna's glowin' baby, lol.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: May 4, 2008 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

does this mean you DON'T want my dancing bears throw rug? seriously, it has your name written all over it ...

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2008 5:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

Maybe he'd go for it if we threw in Luke Walton's arm?

Alas, I think he will be missed by the Lakers if we were to go for it...

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Poster: dirtybuck Date: May 4, 2008 5:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

let's see..

1)wake of the flood

2)dead set

3)the doug irwin tiger

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: May 4, 2008 6:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

1) All four panels of the original lyrics insert in the Live Dead LP releases, in red and black calligraphy

2) The black & white crow (raven?) on the LP labels of the original GDR Wake of the Flood releases, with one claw encircling the center hole

3) The Live at the Cow Palace CD front cover art

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: May 4, 2008 6:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

And Ashes--what's with self-deprecating subject lines on your recent interesting topics? There's plenty of claptrap here more worth ignoring than your offbeat offerings.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: May 4, 2008 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

I despise the cover of Go To Heaven.

On the other hand - the cover of American Beauty will always and forever be the symbol of the Grateful Dead to me.

How's it going Ashes?

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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: May 4, 2008 5:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

Thats a halloween costume idea. White suits. No one will get the reference. Then again I don't think most heads got the cover either.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 4, 2008 4:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

Ashes - Your choices of Blues for Allah and Rum Runners can't possibly be questioned in my view - I love them both. To those I'd add the covers of LiveDead, Skullfuck and Workingman's Dead.

The bears were a reference to Owsley 'Bear' Stanley apparently, although would tend to agree with your sentiments regarding the furry little bastards. I'm more of a skull and roses man myself.

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Poster: blang16 Date: May 4, 2008 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

The classic Steal your face. That sums it all up for me. That was the symbol that first struck me way back when... when I started listening.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: May 4, 2008 9:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

blang16: 1995-08-09:

ftp://gdead.berkeley.edu/pub/gdead/graphics/jpeg/syfc.jpg

--- AshesRising

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 4, 2008 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

In no particular order...

Grateful Dead(1st album) cover

Aoxomoxoa cover

+1 on Hunter's Tales of the Great Rum Runners


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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: May 4, 2008 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

I agree with the Aoxomoxoa album cover. I love that album so much, that when I have children that poor kids name will be Aoxomomoxa. Moxxy for short. Does my Jerry handprint tat count as GD artwork? Inside of the hand is glasses and a beard. I am surprised that no one has mentioned any of the amazing Mouse/Kelley posters.

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Poster: lastcall Date: May 4, 2008 4:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

cats under the stars. nice post

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 5, 2008 8:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

i'm with lastcall on this one. have a large framed "cats" on my office at work. love it!!

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: May 5, 2008 2:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A cloudy Sunday afternoon inquiry ...[that you should probably ignore]

1) Anthem of The Sun front cover: A great piece of art to look at when you're tripping...

2) Wake of the Flood front cover.. I love the reaper and the elongated skull cloud.

3) Tiger Rose Front Cover.

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2008-05-04 23:25:49

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2008 9:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Didn't want to mention it earlier...

We did a similar thread some time ago: here's the link:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=148753

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: May 5, 2008 5:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Didn't want to mention it earlier...

" We did a similar thread some time ago: here's the link:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=148753";

And within that thread, there's a post from you linking to a still earlier thread on a like subject. Note to self: bring up this topic again in six months, so you can link to this thread. lol

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2008 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Deja vu all over again...

Are you serious?!?

Lou & Ashes & CPW: hope you realized tongue was in cheek with this one...

IE, with the other thread about "why post when a search will give you the two instances in which the topic was covered in the prior year?" I just wanted to let this one play out since I think it shows, quite well, the utility of rehashing, over and over and over again, any given topic.

Again, I am on the fence and meant NO disrespect to Strat & Rob for their comments on this ("post again" vs "just search and shut up").

But of course, my story about being unable to search is coming into question if I did as you say, Lou...

LOL indeed!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 5, 2008 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Deja vu all over again...

Tell - you are a rapscallion and you love to play that confused old fart persona of yours to the hilt.

Emoticon this:

weir.finger.830713.jpg

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2008 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Deja vu all over again...

A year's worth of degradation is a bit more for me than you my young friend. I wish I was "palying" as well, but it usually turns out to be work.

I did in fact have to spend about ten minutes to find the original link to the most recent discussion on said topic...so I suppose I am better at it than I let on.

Trust me--I was lucky. I just don't have the knack for combining the right terms in these searches, so I spend a lot of time scanning for them in the threads that pop up.

On a serious note, though, vis a vis the question at hand (post again vs search and desist), if you and I agree that it is largely the people that bring us back, and not (primarily) the information at hand, then I suppose I lean more toward any post serving as a starting point and thus, even a rehash is okay by me since we usually hijack almost instantaneously (SDH is even faster than that at this manouver, er, manure...er shit).

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 5, 2008 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Deja vu all over again...

Tell - I surely wish I was your 'young' friend - but I'll gladly settle for just friend. (If you have more than a couple of years on me I'll be surprised.) I hope that my use of 'rapscallion' signalled that I wished you to take no offence.

And yes, I agree entirely that it's the people who keep me coming back. Were you (and a handful of others) to retire from the fray my online experience would be greatly diminished.

(Of course, now I have this picture posting thing figured out I may find more ways of having fun...)

Right - back to the job application - which is aging me by the second...

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2008 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Deja vu all over again...

Of course not--I was worried I was having the usual effect on you (aging, frustrating, irritating)...

As usual, I pick out the trivial to kick around perhaps because I have tired of all the rehashes as well (in spite of my freedom of rehash rhetoric), and always, ALWAYS end up saying more than is necessary...

Good luck on the application process! Hope whatever comes your way as a result it will not diminish your time with us.

And yes, I think I only have a few yrs on you, but it's just I have been a lot busier than you with insuring I get through every major medical condition prior to the usual age onset (perhaps that means I will have fewer when the "typcial time" comes...).